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Southern Tier Orphans' Home, Elmira

This institution was established in 1864, and incorporated, under the general law, February 14, 1868. Its location is on the corner of Fulton and Franklin streets, in the city of Elmira.

The building in use is a wooden structure, formerly a private residence. It has recently been repaired, and an addition was made to it the past year. It will accommodate thirty inmates. The premises comprise nearly two acres of excellent land. The house is surrounded by well kept yards, laid out with walks, and planted with trees and shrubbery.

The institution was founded by and through the efforts of the ladies of Elmira, and from its establishment, ahs received the earnest support of the citizens of the city. It has been sustained mainly by private donations, but has also received moderate aid from the State. Its property, real and personal, is valued at $10,000. It has also a cash balance of $2,054.93, and $2,000 invested, but is indebted upon the real estate $600. The receipts for the past year were $8,593.39; and the expenditures amounted to $6,538.46. Included in the receipts were $3,434.34 donations; and, embraced in the expenditures were $2,660.84 for support, and $2,000 for investment.

The institution is under the immediate charge of a superintendent, assisted by his wife as matron. Children of both sexes are admitted. They are received at any age from infancy to twelve years, properly educated, and religiously instructed, and discharged by adoption into families, whenever good situations offer.

The records show that one hundred and eighty-six children have been admitted to the institution since its opening. The number supported the past year was eighty-eight, and twenty-three were remaining October 1st.

The institution was visited June 24th, 1864, and August 15th, 1869. It is controlled by earnest, faithful officers, warmly devoted to the welfare of the inmates, and it is believed that its benefactions are worthily bestowed.

*source: Board of State Commissioners of Public Charities of the State of New York, 1870; Argus Company, Printers, Albany, p. 110 *transcribed & submitted by Linda Conpenelis Schmidt, 7 July 2007. . Published on Olive Tree Genealogy with permission

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